Both of Seattle’s starting offensive tackles from the 2013 Super Bowl-champion team — Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini — became free agents on Thursday.
Both of the starting offensive tackles from Seattle’s 2013 Super Bowl champs — Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini — became free agents Thursday, leading to the inevitable curiosity of whether the Seahawks might want them back.
Okung became a free agent when Denver declined to pick up on option on his contract for four more years and $48 million — the deadline to do so was March 8.
Giacomini became a free agent later in the day when he was released by the New York Jets with a year remaining on a contract he signed following the 2013 season that would have paid him $4.5 million next season.
By being released, Giacomini could sign with a team immediately. Okung will become an unrestricted free agent and free to sign with any team when the signing period begins March 9.
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Reports out of Denver are that it’s not expected that he would return to the Broncos with a restructured deal, meaning he appears likely to hit free agency.
While Okung had his struggles in 2016, rated as the 38th best tackle in the NFL by Pro Football Focus, he figures to have his share of suitors. WalterFootball, for instance, rated Okung as the second-best LT who may be available behind Andrew Whitworth of Cincinnati.
At 29, Okung’s age…